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Persecution and Asylum

by Gamino Law Offices on 05/05/14

- Attorney Carlos A. Gamino
Persecution and Asylum - Romeike Family 

Many people come to America seeking asylum from persecution in their home countries – but many don’t succeed. If you’re seeking asylum, it’s essential that you work with a US immigration lawyer who understands the process and can help you through this difficult time.

Recent Asylum Cases in the News

The Romeike family came to the US because they were in danger of losing custody of their children in Germany after choosing to give their children a religiously-based education at home. Because Germany doesn’t look favorably on home-schooling, the family applied for asylum in the US – and after a lengthy process, they were allowed to stay. However, they had the help of a talented lawyer who ensured that they were following the right steps.

Persecution and Asylum in the US

If you or your family members are being persecuted in your home country, or if any of you are in danger of persecution, you can technically ask for safe haven in America. However, the process can be lengthy – and there are set rules. Failure to follow the rules can result in a permanent denial of your application, so that’s why it’s so important to work with an attorney.

You must apply for asylum within one year of arriving to the US. The clock starts ticking as soon as you set foot on American soil, and if your time is running out, you’ll need to talk to a Milwaukee immigration lawyer as soon as possible.

Most people must go through an interview process (small children and the extremely elderly are often exempt), fill out several forms and turn in a fairly large amount of documentation. Your lawyer will walk you through and explain each step, making sure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as an applicant so that your chances of being granted asylum aren’t hurt by miscommunication.

 

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